Everything you wanted to know about Dental Zirconia – It’s not that scary! Part 1

Everything you wanted to know about Dental Zirconia – It’s not that scary! PART 1

Zirconium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zirconium, number 40 on the Periodic Table of Elements according to Mendeleev, can be chemically considered as a metal.

As a pure, non-composite element without vitreous mass, it is made up of very small crystals called “crystallites,” which are three times smaller than iron. Though very hard, it can be finer and
smoother than steel. Since it consumes almost no oxygen it is resistant to oxidization, even when submitted to common oxidizing agents.

In order to use zirconium, which is too stable in its natural state, one is forced to industrially process it at very high temperatures to arrive at oxidation, which will make it easier to combine. This is how one obtains the white powder called zirconia.

Zirconia the oxide of zirconium, also has a regular structure and a high level of stability leaving little room for possible impurities.  Certain temperatures however, can be detrimental to zirconia.

Special thanks to Richard Fouquier

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